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      hodgjy reacted to jleewachter's post in the thread Vali 2 tube rolling with Like Like.
      Makes sense. I've admittedly not really done much lately in terms of critical listening so I'm not denying that there are those out...
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Vali 2 tube rolling.
      As internet posters, we are very guilty of overemphasizing differences and describing small changes as if they seem like huge...
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      hodgjy reacted to Jimmyblues1959's post in the thread TEAC HA-501 Headphone Amp with Like Like.
      I've had my Teac HA-501 for several months (it's a NOS unit that was purchased by the original owner in 2019, and purchased from him by...
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Vali 2 tube rolling.
      1960s GE 6CG7. You could do a lot worse for a lot more money. They are under $15 shipped to your door from eBay.
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      hodgjy replied to the thread The Woo Audio 2.
      It looks like you answered your own question! :) The cap here helps filter out noise, usually high frequency, but it looks like in this...
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      hodgjy reacted to bpiotrow13's post in the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite with Like Like.
      I just could not resist, another dual mono advantage is more tubes:)
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      hodgjy reacted to bpiotrow13's post in the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite with Like Like.
      Thanks, that (as i understand it) translates into more airy and separated sound. This is how i see it.
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite.
      Better is subjective, but in dual mono, L and R channels are completely independent amplification pathways so you get fewer issues. Many...
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite.
      Not surprising at all since it’s dual mono and therefore has a lot less crosstalk.
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      hodgjy reacted to bpiotrow13's post in the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite with Like Like.
      Very true, but coming to this conclusion may be expensive:) Sometimes it is difficult to admit that much cheaper tubes sound better...
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite.
      Very well said! I'll also add that Jack Wu seems to supply his amps with various collections of stock tubes that vary from...
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      hodgjy reacted to mordy's post in the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite with Like Like.
      Agree completely that you can get very good sound from inexpensive tubes. At the same time, you will find that most people on these...
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite.
      The Russian equivalents are pretty darn good. I'd have no problem running these tubes in my amps. Plus, they are usually very quiet...
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      hodgjy replied to the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite.
      I've owned various tube amps over the years and I've rolled the hell out of them. I've used everything from the cheapest tubes to the...
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      hodgjy reacted to CAJames's post in the thread Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite with Like Like.
      If those tubes work for you you’re in good shape. For me though I don’t think I’d be happy with my WA22 if I couldn’t use NOS European...
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